Egypt is a destination not to be missed. Home to one of the most impressive ancient civilizations of the world, the cultural and archaeological treasures here are prolific. It is also home to the River Nile, the longest river in the world. Flowing through the heart of Egypt, the ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile would carry them into the afterlife. What could be a more glorious fashion to journey through this majestic river than on luxury Nile cruises?
As the lifeline of the ancient Egyptian civilization, many cultural and historical sites lie on the Nile river banks. Discover its secrets with these luxury Nile cruises. They will take you from the pyramids of Cairo and the temples of Luxor, to the desert outpost of Aswan and beyond.
1. The Oberoi Zahra
You can’t talk about luxury Nile cruises without bringing up the The Oberoi Zahra, the five-star luxury nile cruiser. Apart from luxury accommodations, all-day fine dining, there is also a gym and onboard spa that personalize spa therapies. What could be better than getting a massage after a day of exploring highlights such as Luxor Temple and Edfu?
The Luxury Cabins are furnished with a king size or twin beds with comfortable seating and ensuite bathroom. A wide glass panel means that you can enjoy views of the Nile river even while you stand under your rain shower!
From the Luxury Suites, guests can enjoy neverending River Nile views from a sun lounger on your private terrace and heated outdoor whirlpool. They also include a living room and private dining area, a bathroom with a standalone bathtub and rain shower.
2. Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
The elegant Sanctuary Nile Adventurer has just 32 cabins, offering a luxurious yet relaxing cruise on the Nile. The ship’s design is contemporary, combining modern Egyptian culture with seven thousand years of heritage. Add in gourmet cuisine as well as sightseeing experiences, this is a taste of genuine five-star luxury on a timeless river.
The 28 Standard Cabins are fully air conditioned with individual control and Nile views. Plus ensuite bathroom with a bathtub and shower, mini bar and TV.
There are two Junior Suites that are larger than the standard, and feature many of the advantages of the suites. They also feature circular windows that provide fabulous views whilst sailing down the Nile.
Lastly, the two Presidential Suites are the cream of the crop with their own private balconies. They are luxurious with state of the art technology and opulent furnishings.
3. Viking Aton
Viking is ready for your 2022 travels with the latest addition to their fleet, the Viking Aton. Specifically built to navigate the Nile, she is a state-of-the-art vessel, designed in the elegant Scandinavian aesthetic for which Viking is known.
Accommodating just 82 guests, Viking Aton offers ultimate luxury and comfort in 41 staterooms. This includes its spacious suites with full-size rooms and verandas. All rooms have TVs, ensuite bathrooms and premium toiletries.
The ship also has its own pool and sun deck with 360-degree views, perfect for catching some sun rays when you’re not out exploring. It also features the Aquavit Terrace, an alfresco dining and indoor/outdoor viewing area for guests to drink in the views of the Nile. Their 12-day itinerary will see you visiting iconic spots such as the Valley of the Kings and Queen Nefertari’s tomb.
4. Mövenpick MS Royal Lily
With the Mövenpick MS Royal Lily, guests have the option to go on a 3-night, 4-night, or 7-night cruise that leaves from either Luxor or Aswan. The flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and four magnificent Royal Suites. These come equipped with a jacuzzi and spacious facilities, ensuring you travel in comfort and style.
The Deluxe Cabins have two twin beds and are tastefully and luxuriously furnished. Each cabin has an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, and climate control.
While you’re onboard, enjoy three gourmet meals each day at the cruise restaurant. The Salon Deck offers a lounge to relax in and see the views of the river through its panoramic windows. When you’re not out exploring, it’s the ideal spot to sip some afternoon tea.